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Virginia Billboard/Sign Contracting

Virginia Billboard/Sign Contracting

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NOTICE: Effective March 1, 2016, all Contractor Specialty examinations will require pre-approval from DPOR prior to taking the examination. For more information please contact the Board for Contractors Licensing Section directly at (804) 367-8511.

As of 8/21/06, the Designated Employee or a member of Responsible Management of all contractors applying for initial licensure (for an entity that is not currently licensed) must successfully complete an 8-hour business class approved by the Board for Contractors.

This applies to Class-A, Class-B & Class-C Contractors. (Please note that individuals applying for a Class C license; A Owner/Officer/Partner of the Company must be the person to take the required 8-hour Business Course required by the Board.)

Effective December 1, 2012, contractors will be required to take technical exams for the specialties they put on their license. This applies to Class A, B and C licenses. Contact the Virginia Board for Contractors for more information.

Billboard/Sign Contracting (BSC) means that service which provides for the installation, repair, improvement, or dismantling of any billboard or structural sign permanently annexed to real property.  H/H and CBC are the only other classifications that can perform this work except that a contractor in this specialty may connect or disconnect signs to existing electrical circuits.  No trade related Plumbing, Electrical, or HVAC work is included in this function.

To apply for a license, contact:

Department of Professional and Occupational Regulation

9960 Mayland Drive, Suite 400

Richmond, Virginia 23233


Virginia currently does not have reciprocity with any state for this classification.
Virginia currently does NOT require Continuing Education for this classification.

Effective March 1, 2016, all Contractor Specialty examinations will require pre-approval from DPOR prior to taking the examination.

The exam is administered by PSI. The exam is 30 questions, open book, Multiple Choice, 75 Minutes and a 70% is required to pass.

Exam subject areas i nclude Billboard/Sign Materials, Billboard/Sign Erection and Safety.

Exam Fees:(paid directly to PSI)

$40.00 One Portion

$72.00 Two Portions

$85.00 Three Portions

$85.00 QI SPecialty Exam


The references listed in the Right-Hand column are allowed to be used during the exam and are used in our preparation seminar and home-study courses. These references may be tabbed (with permanent index tabs) and highlighted. They are available for purchase from our online contractor’s bookstore or by calling our office at 1-800-992-1910.


The 1997 Uniform Sign Code is only available in a download format from ICC. Individuals wishing to purchase the need to contact ICC directly.

 American Contractors is currently developing a Home-Study course for individuals wishing to take and pass the Virginia Roofing Contractor exam. Please contact us at (800) 992-1910 for more information.